Shila Mathew, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist, Medical Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?

What is Medical Acupuncture?

What is Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT Acupuncture)?

What are the different forms of Acupuncture practised in the US?

How widely is acupuncture used in the United States?

What does acupuncture feel like?

What are the needles like? Can I get infected?

Does it (needling or acupuncture process) hurt?

Is acupuncture safe?

Does acupuncture work? (Efficacy)

The WHO List of Diseases That Benefit from Acupuncture

The NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture

Is acupuncture useful for cancer?

Doctor, can acupuncture help my condition?

After the acupuncture treatment, how quickly can I expect to feel better?

How many treatments do I need?

How often should I come for the acupuncture treatment?

How might acupuncture work?

What should I wear when I come for the treatment?

What are the things to consider before arriving for treatment?

Does insurance cover acupuncture?


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